My goal: to eat healthy in a way that will sustain my training and maximize my body composition potential. Oh, yeah!!
I've decided that this month I will eat primarily Primal. Primal is a lot like Paleo, but it seems to be a little less dogmatic, which is to my liking. When I start having a long list of rules, I just start breaking them. I will still be using my normal First Endurance training fuel for during and after workout sessions to optimize my training at the same time. The reason I have decided to embark on this experiment is two-fold:
- I love a good challenge. I feel like I always rise when the gauntlet has been lowered, so to speak.
- I would say that I eat 85% Primal already, so I don't think this will be overly hard for me to do. I also have a feeling that this style of eating will suit my body's needs and am interested to see what will happen if I really commit whole-heartedly to it.
I went back and forth as to whether or not I would even talk about this on the blog for many reasons not limited to the fact that most people would tell me I don't really need to lose any weight. If I were a normal person, I would probably agree, but deep down I know there is better for me. I will be posting my actual weight (!) tomorrow and will have a weekly update. My goal is to not just lose weight, but to move towards a leaner overall body composition. I am going to try to see if I can get my body fat measured on Thursday or Friday and will track that as well. I do want to say that everyone is different, and what might work for me may not be the best choice for you. I think if we are eating whole foods that don't come in a box, usually we are making pretty darn good choices. I'm just refining this a little for the next month (or more...)
I'd love to hear thoughts and comments from anyone who has tried going primal and also your thoughts on this kind of experiment. Here's to a great and interesting month!!